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§ 12-401. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandPublic SafetyEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Public Safety (Refs & Annos)
Title 12. Building and Material Codes; Other Safety Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Safety Glazing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-401
Formerly cited as MD CODE Art. 83B, § 6-301
§ 12-401. Definitions
In general
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
ANSI Standard
(b) “ANSI Standard” means the American National Standards Institute Standard ANSI z 97.1-1984, as adopted most recently by the Department in the Maryland Building Performance Standards.
(c) “Department” means the Maryland Department of Labor.
Fixed glazed panel immediately adjacent to an entrance or exit door
(d) “Fixed glazed panel immediately adjacent to an entrance or exit door” means the first fixed glazed panel that:
(1) is beside an entrance or exit door;
(2) has a glazing less than 18 inches from the finished floor or the least dimension of which is 18 inches or more; and
(3) may be mistaken as a means of egress or ingress.
Hazardous location
(e)(1) “Hazardous location” means a place for a door, panel, enclosure, or other element, that is glazed or to be glazed, in a residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, or public building where the use of material other than safety glazing material constitutes an unreasonable hazard.
(2) “Hazardous location” includes a place for a framed or unframed exit door, a storm door except an operating vent on a jalousie door, a fixed or moving sliding door, a shower door, a tub enclosure, a fixed glazed panel immediately adjacent to an entrance or exit door, and any other element, that is glazed or to be glazed, whether or not the glazing is transparent.
Safety glazing material
(f)(1) “Safety glazing material” means glazing material that:
(i) is constructed, treated, or combined with other materials to minimize the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries resulting from human contact with the glazing material; and
(ii) meets the test requirements of the ANSI Standard.
(2) “Safety glazing material” includes tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass, or rigid plastic.


Added by Acts 2003, c. 5, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2003. Amended by Acts 2018, c. 673, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Acts 2019, c. 8, § 5.
MD Code, Public Safety, § 12-401, MD PUBLIC SAFETY § 12-401
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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